ATV Programme Released on DVD

A film from the ITV regional programme collection held at MACE is to be released on DVD to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the demolition of Stoke City FC’s Victoria Ground. Shouts for City!

‘Shouts for City!’ was produced by ATV in 1975 for transmission in the Midlands.  A documentary about Stoke City, its players and supporters, the film includes interviews with football giants such as Jimmy Greenhoff, Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton.  Also included are interviews with fans, both on the terraces of the Victoria Ground and at home.

‘Shouts for City!’ is one of over 4,000 titles cared for by MACE that were made by ATV in the 1970s for transmission across the Midlands.  The importance of this collection is exemplified by this film, which not only acts as a snap shot of Stoke City’s history but is also a case study into the central role that football played in English cultural and social life in the mid-1970s.

This essential document is to be released on DVD with ‘The Boothen Ends’, which was originally released on VHS in 1998 to mark the loss of the Victoria Ground.

The double DVD package will go on sale from 17 September after a launch screening at the Film Theatre on College Road in Stoke at 7:30 pm.  The films will be presented by Professor Ray Johnson and Dr Gary Kelsall, the makers of ‘The Boothen Ends’ and both committed City fans.



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